Jim Mattis

Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Austin creates safe haven for transgender troops as DoD solidifies policy

The Defense secretary put a halt to Trump-era actions against transgender service members.

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Joe Biden

Trump administration was a mixed bag for military personnel, Biden has opportunity on his side, analysts say

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Lloyd Austin

Senators concerned by military leadership of DoD, but will their votes reflect it?

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Focus on military families, defense strategy changes likely coming under Biden administration

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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits. Previous research has had mixed results and the new studies, published Monday, June 22, 2020, in JAMA Internal Medicine, can’t prove that the traffic death increases they found were caused by marijuana use. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Marijuana, climate and civilian employment: Need-to-know amendments from the House NDAA

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GettyImages/Federal News NetworkDoD inspection

Pentagon undergoing defense-wide review for inefficiencies

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Air Force/ (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Air Force outlines goals to change business processes over next 2 years

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ASSOCIATED PRESS/Alex BrandonJEDI contract

Democrats scold DoD over incomplete climate change report

Top House Armed Services Committee Democrats think the Defense Department skimped on its climate change study last year.

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Jim Mattis

Mattis resigning as Pentagon chief after clashes with Trump

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis resigning after clashes with Trump over Syria, other issues

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Donald Trump, Patrick Shanahan

DoD’s No. 2 says smaller budget would slow modernization

After asking what a 5 percent cut would look like, the Defense Department will present the president with its findings after Thanksgiving.

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